Thursday, January 3, 2013

Meryl Steep

She is one of the greatest actor in the 21st century and the most nominated Actress in Academy Award  history. She's not afraid to take on challenging roles, from a lesbian to Italian house wife,  then turn into the PM of Great Britain. She is well known for doing different accents, in her latest movie The Iron Lady she ......., ok,  it’s hard to write about Meryl Steep. Not because there is nothing to write about her but because most things about her career are already on internet and magazines, there are no gossip about her and no scandal, she doesn’t take drugs, she is still married to the same man after 36 years, she’s often talking about her family and how she does her own ironing and not being spoiled and she will tell you that she likes to being a mother...

“Every single decision I make about what material I do, what I'm putting out in the world, is because of my children.”

“Sometimes with my children, I remember exactly how I felt as the child in this situation, not just how it feels to be me.”

She will tell you how to live with honour and dignity and how to make your parents proud, she said she is a great pretender and an expert  to pretend to be an expert to be a pretender and how woman are natural born actors -

 “Women are better at acting then men. Why? Because we have to be. If successfully convincing someone bigger than you are of something he doesn't want to know is a survival skill, this is how women have survived through the millennia”

She is educated and talented. Meryl worked with many great actors and directors and friend with many of them and you know she is a very positive person who is down to earth,-

"I have a very good life - I'm lucky enough not to be deprived."

"Expensive clothes are a waste of money."

"I get nervous calling myself an artist. I feel I'm more like an interpreter or a violinist, you know."

She is  incredibly intelligent and her beauty is not just her look but as a human being and often has wise advices, -

"Listening is everything. Listening is the whole deal. That's what I think. And I mean that in terms of before you work, after you work, in between work, with your children, with your husband, with your friends, with your mother, with your father. It's everything. And it's where you learn everything."
"The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy."

"There's no road map on how to raise a family: it's always an 
enormous negotiation."

She has her own point of view and not afraid to express them with  gentle comment, -

 “I love Chinese movies and don't get enough of them in the United States and that's why people hold film festivals to make others aware of films in other countries,”

"It would be nice to have a woman President. I think half the Senate should be women, half of Parliament, half the ruling mullahs. But that will never happen, darling!"

I wish someday I can talk to her in person,  I will keep telling her jokes because I like her smile and laughs but if she don’t like my joke then I hope she won’t give me the look as she is in The Devil Wears Prada or The Manchurian Candidate and the Doubt, those aren’t very nice faces and almost scary, I do hope that she will give me a smile like the one she gives to De Nino in Falling in Love or let me wash her hair as we are in Africa, I want to tell her that I think she could make Evita a better movie like she makes Julia Child come alive again, if she is my violin teacher than I am sure now I could play it very well like she did in Music of the Heart and I want to tell her how great she is to be Lindy Chamberlain, I want to talk more about her but just in case she is reading this right now, she will say:

"Enough people write about me every day without even interviewing me."

Dear Meryl Streep, I better shut up about you now.

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